Delicious Desserts That Are Actually Healthy Too

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When the team at Almond Breeze sent me a crate load of my favourite almond milk (thanks guys) I decided to get a little creative and whip up a few delicious sweet treats to see out the winter. I always seem to crave something sweet after dinner so wanted to share a few of my go-to recipes with you here. 

While it may be officially spring we still have some chilly nights ahead until the warmer weather truly kicks in so I hope you enjoy these delicious desserts as much as I do. 

Vanilla Rice Pudding with Raspberry Sauce

Above: Vanilla Rice Pudding is an old-fashioned comfort food.

 

Vanilla Rice Pudding with Raspberry Sauce

For the rice pudding

  • ½ cup white rice 
  • 3 cups unsweetened Almond Breeze Almond Milk
  • 1 Tbsp agave syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ⅓ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For raspberry sauce

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup
  1. In a medium size saucepan place 3 cups of almond milk, rice, agave syrup, pinch of salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. Bring to boil over medium heat and let it cook over low heat for about 40 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. When most of the liquid is already absorbed and few minutes before it’s finished, add 1 tsp vanilla. Stir well and set aside to cool.
  4. To prepare raspberry sauce, cook frozen raspberries + agave syrup over low heat for about 10 minutes until it turns into sauce.
  5. Serve rice pudding warm or cold (as you prefer) drizzled with warm raspberry sauce or just with some cinnamon and coconut sugar. Enjoy!

Above: This recipe is a modern spin on an old family favourite. 

 

Above: Healthy, delicious and nutritious – you betcha!

 

Vegan Chocolate Pudding

Above: You don’t need to be vegan to enjoy this delicious sweet treat.

 

Vegan Chocolate Pudding

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 ripe avocados
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 6 Tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup (or other sweetener)
  • 1/4 cup almond milk

METHOD

  1. Blend everything together in a food processor until the consistency is smooth and velvety. Taste and see if more sweetener is needed and stir to make sure everything is evenly mixed. Blend a second time if needed.
  2. Top with banana slices, raw cacao nibs, almond butter, or any other toppings and enjoy!

Above: When it comes to dessert it really needs to be quick an easy.

 

BANANA SOFT SERVE & HOT CHOCOLATE SAUCE

Above: Sometimes you just need ice cream in your life right?

 

 

Banana-Almond Soft Serve

  • 3 bananas—peeled, sliced and frozen
  • 2 Tbs agave syrup or honey
  • 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Breeze Almond Milk
  • 1 Tbs chopped candied ginger (optional)
  • Warm Chocolate-Almond Sauce or other chocolate sauce, for serving

In a food processor, combine the frozen bananas and agave and process until chopped. With the machine on, add the almond milk and puree until smooth. Add the ginger and pulse to incorporate. Transfer the mixture to a plastic container and freeze until firm but not solid, about 1 hour. Serve with chocolate sauce.

Chocolate sauce

  • 1 cup Unsweetened Almond Breeze Almond Milk
  • 225g bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp pure almond extract
  • Pinch of salt

Heat sweetened almond milk. Add chopped bittersweet chocolate, pure almond extract and a pinch of salt. Let stand until melted. Whisk until smooth.

Make Ahead

The chocolate sauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 week. Reheat gently before serving.

Above: Hard to believe this decadent dessert is actually good for you but it is.